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Air Force officials announce tour length changes

Airmen stand in formation during a Military Training Leader course graduation ceremony at the Levitow Training Support Facility on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 30, 2019. The MTL course is responsible for training approximately 120 MTLs per year. Those MTLs are then responsible for training approximately 30,000 Airmen in 49 different locations that [...]

By | July 2nd, 2019|Air Force / Air Power|1 Comment

Airmen pitch ideas to solve Air Force issues using artificial intelligence

Col. Wayne Straw, Squadron Officer School commandant, gives his feedback to a group of SOS students who are participating in the school's Think Tank elective, May 31, 2019, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The Think Tank elective challenges Air Force captains to come up with solutions to big Air Force issues. (U.S. Air [...]

By | June 10th, 2019|Featured, Reform|6 Comments

Air Force father & son’s first and last deployment

Photo By Senior Airman Mya Crosby | Oftentimes in the Air Force, the phrase, “It’s a small Air Force,” is said due to the chances people have of running into one another again throughout their careers. This duo’s chances were smaller than usual, but it happened anyway. From father and son, to Senior [...]

By | February 8th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

Janice Roberts hugs her son, Master Sgt. Stephen Roberts, after his promotion ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., May 4, 2018. Roberts is a 339th Flight Test Squadron NCO in charge of aircrew flight equipment quality assurance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jamal D. Sutter) ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Air Force [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments

Air Force’s only combat-ready F-35A units conduct combat power exercise

(U.S. Air Force Photo By Cynthia Griggs) The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time. As the Air Force’s only combat-ready F-35A units, the 388th and 419th FWs must [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Tyndall AFB will open briefly for Airmen to get their things, will not pay for travel

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks with Airmen at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 14, 2018. Air Force senior leaders toured Tyndall Air Force Base to assess the damage from Hurricane Michael, one of the most intense tropical cyclones to ever hit the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, General, Military Families|0 Comments

Shaw AFB evacuates aircraft, non-mission-essential airmen in preparation for hurricane

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – Shaw AFB evacuated its F-16 CM Fighting Falcon aircraft today in preparation for Hurricane Florence. The evacuation follows Gov. Henry McMaster’s declaration of a state of emergency. Shaw AFB remains at Hurricane Condition 3 (HURCON 3), which indicates that winds of 58 mph or greater are possible within 48 [...]

By | September 12th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Leadership and Managing|0 Comments